The coronavirus shuttered the iconic eatery in mid-March for the first time since it started back in 1939.By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Fairfax District’s iconic Pink’s Hot Dogs stand reopened Wednesday for the first time in nearly five months.

Aug. 12, 2020. (CBSLA)

Pink’s, located on La Brea Avenue, shuttered on March 15 due to the coronavirus – the first time it has ever closed since it started back in 1939.

A long line of fans waited anxiously outside the store when it reopened at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

“We have changes here to make everything really safe and secure,” said owner Richard Pink. “But it’s the same employees who have been working here for 10, 20, sometimes 30 years.”

The eatery said it has installed Plexiglass shields between workers and customers and will have an “ambassador” at the front door to ensure everyone is wearing face coverings and physically distancing. One employee has also been designated as a full-time sanitizer to regularly disinfect all surfaces, such as counters, tables and chairs.

Tables in the outdoor patio have also been rearranged six feet apart and there are sanitizer dispensers throughout the property.

New hours will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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